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Client success story – Case Paper Company

Client success story – Case Paper Company

By on Apr 17, 2018 in Best practices, Blog, Compliance, Harassment, Harassment Prevention Assessment, Success Stories, Training and Development Consulting | 0 comments

This month’s success story features our work with Case Paper.  Although they as 75 years old, they just recently hired their first HR director [and also an old colleague].  One of his first tasks was to review the employee handbook provisions and processes related to harassment.  More on that below… Since 1943, Case Paper Company has provided incomparable service to the printing and packaging industry. The foundation of this service rests on maintaining one of the largest inventories of coated paper and board in both rolls and sheets in the United States; providing swift delivery of custom-converted products from state-of-the-art equipment; and the ability to process custom sizes. In fact, Case Paper has an extensive inventory of over 75,000 tons of paper and board available for immediate delivery, warehoused in over 1.25 million square feet of storage space across the U.S. They also provide state-of-the-art converting, warehousing, shipping, and logistics from several North American locations. Once their HR leader assessed the current state of their harassment avoidance program, he contacted OA for assistance in developing and delivering Diversity and Harassment Awareness Training. Ron Hervi, Director of Human Resources said: I had worked with OA’s Mark Fiala years ago when we were part of the Human Resources department in the company in which we worked.  I knew his reputation and that of his company, so once I got acclimated to my new role at Case Paper, we started talking about how we could work together to deliver Diversity, Inclusion, Sensitivity, and Harassment Prevention training to my management team.   Mark developed and delivered some of the best training we have ever received…his approach was to facilitate a real conversation with my leaders and help them understand the negative effect of harassment and the benefits of fostering diversity and inclusion.   We held workshops in Philadelphia and Chicago for a total of six workshops.  Each session was delivered effectively, and real learning took place…the feedback we received was that the training was useful, meaningful…and believe it or not, fun!   It’s no secret that harassment is on many employer’s minds…making sure your managers are trained to spot and take action in cases of harassment is critical.  Make sure you provide them the tools they...

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We partner with Public Library systems to solve their HR challenges

We partner with Public Library systems to solve their HR challenges

By on Apr 10, 2018 in Best practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, HR Project Management, Performance Management Consulting, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development Consulting, Veteran Owned Small Business | 0 comments

Public libraries have unique challenges. Public sector employment rules and collective bargaining makes the job as library Executive Director or HR leader all the more challenging. Our public library and public sector expertise incorporates data from the American Library Association, regional public library and public employer organizations, and more than TEN YEARS of HR consulting experience with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Whether you are a small public library or one of the largest in Ohio, Organizational Architecture is your partner for helping you meet your Human Resources challenges. Our public library clients include: Cuyahoga County Public Library Stark County District Library Westerville Public Library Our public sector commitment is reflected in the certifications we have earned to do public sector work: United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Owned Small Business State of Ohio Veteran Business Enterprise Cuyahoga County Small Business Enterprise City of Cleveland Small Business Enterprise Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Small Business Enterprise If you need assistance with other HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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When was the last time you trained your managers on how to spot and address harassment?

When was the last time you trained your managers on how to spot and address harassment?

By on Apr 3, 2018 in Best practices, Blog, Compliance, Harassment, Harassment Prevention Assessment, HR Consulting, Training and Development | 0 comments

It’s no secret that harassment in the workplace is on everyone’s mind.  Many organizations have been proactive in developing policies and procedures, updating employee handbooks, and making sure information is posted for employees to learn what their rights in the workplace are. However, many organizations fail to address one of the most critical links in the chain to prevent and address harassment…training supervisors on harassment prevention.  Supervisors are the people who will most likely hear about possible harassment first…and they need to know what to do to protect employees, your organization, and themselves. Our comprehensive workshop on harassment prevention, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity Training, provides all the information supervisors need to spot and help address harassment allegations.  We cover: Diversity Inclusion Bias Sensitivity and awareness Harassment prevention Our program is tailored to your organization and utilizes the work you have already done…in addition to our content we leverage your handbook, policies, and internal practices to reinforce all these elements in a seamless fashion. The workshops are informative, engaging, and fun. Learn more about our harassment prevention tools here and all of our training workshops on our website. If you need assistance with other HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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Client success story – Athens Foods

Client success story – Athens Foods

By on Mar 29, 2018 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Success Stories | 0 comments

This month’s success story features our work with Athens Foods.  We were asked to assist with updating their compensation system and provide information on best practices to help them remain competitive. Athens Foods is the world’s largest producer of fillo dough and fillo products, including convenient, pre-baked Mini Fillo Shells. Since 1958 they’ve been perfecting fillo. Athens® is committed to continually creating new recipes, gourmet appetizers, handmade desserts, and a full array of fillo delicacies. Bob Tansing, Chief Financial Officer at Athens Foods, said: Organizational Architecture brought a fresh set of eyes to our compensation practices.  They took the time to thoroughly evaluate our needs and understand our organization.  They also made valuable recommendations to improve our compensation practices.   We pay close attention to labor rates and have developed useful tools to understand the competitive landscape.  But we wanted to know if there were ways to enhance our current system as well as learn best practices and what other organizations are doing. Organizational Architecture gave us a good perspective on what approaches are being used, how to enhance our compensation philosophy, and what merit increase trends they are seeing. Organizations of all types and sizes can use help to assess if their compensation program is driving the results they want. Implementing basic compensation tools, systems, and policies can make a world of difference in your reward strategies. If you need assistance improving your compensation practices or other human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System March Meeting

OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System March Meeting

By on Mar 12, 2018 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Hiring, Presentations and Conferences, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We’re excited for the opportunity to present at tomorrow’s Northeast Ohio Regional Library System meeting.  We’ve been asked to discuss Staffing Strategies for 2018 and beyond and have a great program that will be interactive, informative, and fun. The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System [NEO-RLS] is a partially state-funded membership organization that provides continuing education, professional development, emerging technology support, group purchasing and many other benefits and services to all of the academic, school, special and public libraries in 22 counties of Ohio. The session will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9.30a to 12.30p at the Euclid Public Library. If you need assistance with HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System March Meeting

OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System March Meeting

By on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog, Hiring, HR Consulting, In the News, Presentations and Conferences, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We’re excited for the opportunity to present at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System’s upcoming meeting.  We’ve been asked to discuss Staffing Strategies for 2018 and beyond and have a great program that will be interactive, informative, and fun. The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System [NEO-RLS] is a partially state-funded membership organization that provides continuing education, professional development, emerging technology support, group purchasing and many other benefits and services to all of the academic, school, special and public libraries in 22 counties of Ohio. The session will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9.30a to 12.30p at the Euclid Public Library. If you need assistance with HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more...

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